To tell the stories of Slovak heritage in the language of masses
Lost & Found is an original set of furniture and interior accessories. The basic creative process of the selected students this time was linking the traditional Slovak folk furniture types with unmistakable aesthetic of Vitra elements.
Benches, tables, storage cabinets, or even a cradle underwent a thorough renovation so that they could be not only be visually appealing, but above all functional. The perceptive observer will recognize, however, in non-traditional connections also working tools, originally designed for the processing of hemp and flax, winding of yarn, churning butter, kneading dough or butchering.
Poetics of Slovak folk art and craft is thus materialized in unique authorial “ready mades” carrying message of everyday object being used more than 100 years ago. Through a sensitive and intelligent intervention the selected new pieces acquired a new, current meaning and at the same time they did not stop telling a story. It is becoming more and more attractive even for a global-minded user who is hungry for added value in order to be able to establish a long term relationship with the given object and thus to establish the reason to retain him in his/her home as long as possible.
Click on the object to read the story and meet it’s author.
- 2013/09 – Bratislava Design Week 2013 – Emerging Designers Award
- 2013/10 – Nomination for Press Awards Designblok 2013
- 2013/12 – Nomination for Czech Grand Design 2013 Award
- 2014/05 – Additional special prize at the DMY Awards 2014 (“Exhibitor” category)
- 2015/05 - The Prize of the Jury for Design 2015 at Slovak National prize for Design 2015
Collection’s exhibition system contains square platforms place on detachable stands of 2 different heights. The exhibition system was designed by Michala Lipková and Andrej Olah. The installation is spatially modular and flexible.
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